Our Mission & Vision

Mission: To deliver a Bag of Fun to every child fighting a long-term or life-threatening condition.

Vision: We exist to bring joy, laughter and relief to every child whose health and happiness is threatened and/or compromised.

Our Core Values

Our Story

Bags of Fun Kansas City has delivered over 2,200 medical bags and over 60 mental health bags of fun to children fighting life threatening conditions, and to think it all started with a house party and a pancake breakfast 13 years ago.

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Bags of Fun Locations Include Denver Colorado, Omaha Nebraska, Kansas City Missouri, California, Texas, Indiana


Bags Given Across the Country


of participants have utilized the items in the Bag of Fun to engage a patient during an encounter.


of participants agree that engaging in play with the patient alleviated stress as a medical provider.


of participants agree that items in the Bag distracted the child so that medical procedures/tasks could be administered in a more positive way.


have patients that have received a Bag of Fun.


The best distraction there is.


The best medicine around.


A naturopathic healer.

BAGS OF FUN HISTORY - Delivering joy, laughter and relief to every child fighting a life-threatening disease or condition. SEPTEMBER 2004: Gabby Krause Foundation Established. MAY 2005: First BAG OF FUN Delivered in Colorado. AUGUST 2007: Expanded to kidney patients in Colorado. DECEMBER 2008: Expanded to Indianapolis. JANUARY 2011: Expanded to Kansas & Missouri. JANUARY 2012: Expanded to Epilepsy patients in Colorado. JANUARY 2015: Expanded to Nuero Rehab, Cardiac Surgery & GI patients in Colorado. OCTOBER 2019: 10,000th BAG OF FUN Delivered Nationwide. JANUARY 2020: Expanded to Nebraska. MAY 2020: Expanded to include Mental Health Bags in Colorado. JUNE 2022 - Gabby's Dream Fund Established.